It's Popul-art!Tuesday, May 07, 2013
I love it when Essence comes out with new collections. For such an affordable brand (all their products are under $5), they always come out with some interesting products.
I spotted their newest collection Vintage District at SDM a couple of weeks ago and picked up this blush called 01 It's Popul-art. I'm not going to lie -- the beauty of it was what drew me in. I love the embossed flower.
At first, you can't tell that it's duo-toned because of all the gold overspray, but once that fades (and it fades rather quickly after a couple swipes) there's actually a rose shade under it.
The first few applications has a lot of gold shimmer. It adds a distinct glow to the skin, however, if you prefer it matte, just stick it out because once the overspray disappears, the shimmer disappears.
Overspray aside, the blush is actually a matte coral (i.e., a hybrid between peach & pink). Pigmentation is okay. I find the rose shade is a bit more pigmented than the peach. It applies smoothly & blends easily. The best part... it was only $3.49 for 9 grams of product!
|Note the packaging|
|l-r: mostly gold overspray, mix of peach and a little rose, a mix of the rose / peach / a little overspray|
|Note the duo-tone|